the other day i had a thought that i think might be really important for the future of jme3.(let me know what you think)
The promotion of the engine on youtube and other sites is kind of a part of a cycle that works for us or against us.
What i mean with that:
More promotion on Youtube(or other sites) -> more new Developers -> more Engine features + and more new games -> which leads to more promotion on Youtube…
Less Promotion on Youtube -> less new Developers -> less new Engine features + and less new games. -> less promotion on Youtube.
So in my Opinion the Amount of Promotion we have on Youtube will massively impact jme3 in say 3 years or so which is why i think its really important:
Here are some Ideas i have brainstormed to help with promotion and boost jme3 future Power!
1.) Regular Top 10 or Top x Videos with the coolest jme3 Games in General or of a Specific Genre.
(as Top 10 Videos seem to get promoted well by the youtube algorithm)
Perhaps make a Contest for best Promotional Video of the Quarter? and display it one the site?
2.) Making a Video for each of the jme3 Beginner Tutorial -> into a Playlist.
A good way of getting new Developers to come from Youtube.
3.) Asking jme3 Projectcreators to make Tutorials. Example:
Ask Makers of Mythruna to pls make a “How to create a Minecraft clone in 30 Minutes with jme3” tutorial etc. Im sure you can come up with good ideas
Maybe we can get the Ball rolling to boost Youtube Promotion.
I know most of you are probably Programmers and less experienced with making Youtube Videos etc. (i sure am ;P) but see it as practice for promoting your own game
Please let me know what you think.